How can I set a border

I want to set a border around the body of my html document.  How can I do this in a way that the two major browsers will display the page similarly?
 For 50 more points:  Is there an object/element that I can place on the html document so that I can specify attributes to it that are separate from the document?  I want to put text in this document but I don't want to use rows and columns.
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Try using a frameset, and box in the body using blank frames around it.
something like this:

<frameset rows="50,*,50">
  <frame src="1.htm" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" noresize frameborder="NO" scrolling="NO">
  <frameset cols="50,*,50">
    <frame src="2.htm" name="" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" noresize frameborder="NO">
    <frame src="3.htm" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" noresize scrolling="AUTO" frameborder="NO">
    <frame src="4.htm" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" noresize frameborder="NO">
  <frame src="5.htm" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="NO" noresize frameborder="NO">

If you assign names to the frames, you can then assign attributes to items based on the frame

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whatever080697Author Commented:
I haven't tested your answer yet, but I can tell that it seems good.  Thanks.
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